The Ale Möller World Heritage Orchestra and More Celtic Stars at Celtic Connections Wednesday January 25

Glasgow, Scotland – The
Ale
Möller
World Heritage Orchestra,

Capercaillie
with special guest
Chus
Pedro
and veteran singer

Sheila Stewart
are some of the highlights of Celtic Connections’ January 25th
concerts.

Wednesday, January 25th Program:

11.00am Schools Concert: A Celebration of Burns
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Tickets free on application from the Box OfficeToday’s Schools Concert is A Celebration of Burns and will feature
Anna
Wendy Stevenson
on fiddle and
James
Ross
on piano with dancing by
John
Sikorski
, a
dramatic recitation of “Tam O’Shanter” by Stewart Ennis, and some Burns’ songs
by
Annie Grace
,

Karine Polwart
and Corrina Hewat.

Stewart Ennis trained at East 15 Acting School in 1984 and subsequently at the
École Philippe Gaulier in Paris and Darpana Academy in Gujarat, India. He is a
founder member of the highly acclaimed Scottish experimental theatre ensemble,
Benchtours and has toured widely in Europe with many of their productions. He
has created collaborative theatre projects throughout East Africa, Scandinavia
and most recently Cuba. Before taking up acting, he worked as a journalist and
as a nurse. Stewart has written several plays – including the dark room and
three Rabbie Burns plays and regularly teaches devised theatre skills in
theatres and schools throughout the world.


01.00pm Iain Anderson in Conversation
The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, G4
£1- tickets available from the Box Office

Daily talk with BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson featuring discussion
with interesting local and national figures and musical interludes from festival
performers. Today’s talk features journalist and member of the Scottish
Association of Family History Societies, Sheila Duffy, and fellow family
musicians and composers Anna-Wendy and Ronald Stevenson.


02.30pm Celtic Music Radio Live
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Free


05.00pm Danny Kyle’s Open Stage with
Gibb
Todd

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Exhibition Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
Free

Hosted by Danny Kyle’s good friends Gibb Todd and Liz Clark, the Open Stage is a
chance to see new musical talent as they try to win a coveted support slot at
next year’s festival.


06.00pm Festival Folk with

Sheila Stewart

The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, G4
£1- tickets available from the Box Office

Festival personalities talk informally about their life and career in music,
followed by the chance to ask any burning questions.


07.30pm

Capercaillie
with special guest
Chus
Pedro

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Main Auditorium
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£18, £16 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage:
Chus
Pedro
(07.30-08.20pm)

Capercaillie
(08.40-10.10pm)


07.45pm Songs of Scotland, The Isle of Skye
hosted by

Ishbel MacAskill

Universal Folk Club
Sauchiehall Lane, G2
£8.50 – tickets available from the Box Office

A new venue for 2006, the intimate Universal Folk Club brings together the great
tradition bearers of Scottish Song, with each evening throughout the Festival
dedicated to the unique musical characteristics of each region of Scotland.
Representing the Isle of Skye region for tonight’s performance are Margaret
Bennett, Kenna Campbell and Darren MacLean.


08.00pm
Eric
Bogle
and
John
Munro

BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding Show
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: Strathclyde Suite
2 Sauchiehall Street, G2
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office


08.00pm Master & Apprentice

Stuart Cassells
with
Fred
Morrison
and

Jillian Isbister
with
Kate
Rusby

The Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street, G4
£10 – tickets available from the Box Office


08.00pm

Gretchen Peters

Tron Theatre
63 Trongate, G1
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office


08.30pm
Ale
Möller
’s World Heritage Orchestra with special guest
Eivør
Old Fruitmarket
Candleriggs, G1
£14 – tickets available from the Box Office
on stage: Eivør (09.30-10.20pm) Ale Möller’s World Heritage Orchestra
(10.40pm-12.10am)

The
Ale Möller
World Heritage Orchestra features singers, players and dancers
from Sweden, Greece, Senegal, Quebec and Mexico, whose combined expertise also
takes in Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Indian music.

Möller plays mandola, accordion,
flutes, shawm (skalmeja), cow horn, etc.

Maria Stellas is a Swedish-Greek singer
and dancer. As a singer she has specialized in older Greek songs, primarily from
the Rembetika repertoire of the early 1900s. Her dancing is the oriental dance “Raqs
Sharki” (or belly dance).

Mamadou Sene is a singer and acrobatic dancer from
Senegal. Before moving to Sweden he was a soloist in the Senegalese National
Ballet.

Magnus Stinnerbom, a young master fiddle player from Värmland,
specializes in polskor from Jössehärad, as well as music from the
Swedish-Norwegian border area. He is a member of folk music groups Harv and
Hedningarna.

Double bass player Sebastien Dubé comes from Quebec, Canada. He is
both classically trained and a virtuoso jazz musician. He also plays with The
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, based in Örebro.

Rafael Sida Huizar is a Mexican
percussionist who came to Sweden back in the 1970s as a member of a Mexican rock
band and who possesses a profound knowledge of Afro-Cuban and Latin drum
traditions.

Extended family members performing with the band at Celtic
Connections include Mats Öberg from Sweden (keyboards, harmonica), Shipra Nandy
from India (vocals and organ harmonium), and, of course, Scottish fiddler
Aly
Bain
.


10.00pm Late Night Session
Universal Folk Club
Sauchiehall Lane, G2
Free

Informal music session in the intimate surroundings of the Universal Folk Club.


10.30pm Festival Club with
Gibb
Todd

The Holiday Inn – City West
Bothwell St, G2
£7.50 – tickets available from the Box Office

The best late-night club in the city, this is the place to keep the party going
after all the gigs are over. Rub shoulders with world famous artists as they
make special unbilled appearances alongside the best newcomers. And
Doris
Rougvie
hosts the House of Song in the Cabin Bar.

Other Celtic Connections stories:


Celtic Connections Monday 23 January 2006


Susana Seivane, The Dubliners and Donald Shaw, Highlights of Celtic Connections
Sunday January 22

Altan,
Filska and Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections 2006


Scottish Acts and Jazz at Celtic Connections January 19th


Homecomings and New Celtic Talents at Celtic Connections January 18


Celtic Connections Continues with Americana and Celtic Sounds


Legends and Newcomers at Celtic Connections Festival Monday January 16th


Lesley Riddoch on Celtic Music Radio


Celtic Connections Announces New Concerts and Special Guests


Martyn Bennett Day at Celtic Connections


Busy Schedule at Celtic Fest in Scotland


Celtic Connections Opening Concert Cancelled

[Photo:
Ale
Möller
]

Author: World Music Central News Department

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